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AFP
December 4, 2020

Prosecutors seek to question Abe on scandal

World

AFP
December 4, 2020

TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors are seeking to question former prime minister Shinzo Abe over a scandal involving the cost of events held for his supporters, local media said on Thursday.

Under Japanese law, spending on political events must be reported, but prosecutors allege that Abe’s office failed to do so for dinners his political group organised on the eve of government-sponsored cherry blossom viewing parties.

Public broadcaster NHK said the group paid more than eight million yen ($76,000) for the events over five years until 2019. The Tokyo Prosecutors Office, which declined to comment on the story, has already questioned Abe’s secretaries for allegedly failing to properly report the cost of the dinners. NHK and Jiji Press agency said prosecutors wanted to question Abe about his knowledge of the payments.